Kementerian Pertahanan

Acting CEO and Chairman for LTAT

SHAH ALAM: The Defence Ministry has appointed LTAT chief financial officer, Mohamad Ashraf Md Radzi, as the acting CEO of the Armed Forces Provident Fund, with immediate effect. Defence Minister DS Khaled Nordin told Parliament today that the ministry’s secretary general, DS Isham Ishak, has also been appointed as the […]

Defence Contract

Irony is Dead

SHAH ALAM: Former Defence Minister and Tanah Merah MP DS Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz spoke at length on the LCS at Dewan Rakyat on Thursday (October 19). His biggest issue with the LCS project is the fact that Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) was still entrusted with the job of completing […]

Public Accounts Committee

PAC Report on LCS October 9 2023

SHAH ALAM: The Public Accounts Committee has made public its report on the LCS today which covers the period from October 2022 to May 2023. The report did not reveal anything much of about the project apart from confirming in a roundabout way that the LCS cost will go higher […]

Public Accounts Committee

LCS Report To Be Debated in Dewan Rakyat

SHAH ALAM: THE Dewan Rakyat will hold a debate in the next session of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report regarding the LCS project. The debate will be held when the PAC report is published on October 9, the start of the third session of the current Parliament. […]

Parliament

LCS Costs Is Higher, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: As promised earlier, posted below are the full transcript of the speech by Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan on issues of his ministry at Parliament on September 18. Based on the transcript, there is no need to fix the earlier post. Mohamad in his speech spoke on various […]

Parliament

LCS In Parliament

SHAH ALAM: In the article the other day on the LCS, Malaysian Defence had to rely on the reported news on what was said in Parliament on June 8. Posted below is the transcript on the exchange on the LCS on that parliamentary session. It must be noted that Deputy […]

Defence Contract

Never Ending Story Part 2

SHAH ALAM: For the third day running (April 4 to 6), Dewan Negara debated on Defence Ministry issues. And for the second day running (April 5 to 6), it was about the LCS project. Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan was in parliament yesterday to answer questions from the senators. It […]

Malaysian Defence

No Middleman For FLIT/LCA Deal

SHAH ALAM: The purchase of 18 Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) FA-50 Light Combat Aircraft was done without the involvement of middlemen, the Defence Ministry said in a written reply to a member of parliament on March 22. The reply said no middlemen was appointed as the purchase was made through […]

Defence Contract

Block 20 FA-50 For RMAF

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan today confirmed in Parliament that RMAF will be getting the latest version of the Korean Aerospace Industries FA-50 – the Block 20 – for its FLIT/LCA requirements. He said the Block 20 is the latest variant of the supersonic fighter jet, capable of […]

Defence Contract

Still in Purgatory…LCS Part III

SHAH ALAM: Despite the claims by Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan that the first LCS will be completed by late next year, his latest statement in Parliament showed that it might not be the case. He told Parliament yesterday that a third party (likely one of the international companies involved) […]